Brian Cooley looks at opposed piston engines, how they work and why you should care about them.
Turns out the US$999 "Steam Box" from Xi3 might be less steamy than originally expected.
The gaming machine, a Steam Box built around Valve's digital game distribution platform, can now be preordered from manufacturer Xi3.
The Xi3 Piston is the first games console for streaming service Steam to go on sale, although not to UK gamers just yet.
Xi3 is taking pre-orders for the Piston PC, its so-called Steam Box, for shipping by "holidays 2013".
After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development.
Images from Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward shows a self-branded version of what appears to be the Xi3 Piston Steam Box.
Piston, the Valve-funded gaming PC from Xi3, could be the big Steam Box-style break that the Big Picture was designed for.
Spacecraft manufacturer XCOR comes up with an unusual two-wheeled way to test some critical bearing components from its rocket propellant piston pump.
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